Gluten Free Ham and Cheese Breakfast Quiche

Gluten free ham and cheese quiche is an easy brunch for weekend mornings, especially if you have company. It leaves little to no mess to clean up both after cooking and enjoying.

It is difficult to make a quiche with the right ratio of eggs to milk. If there are too many eggs it can turn out rubbery and not be very appetizing. If you have too much milk, it will be too wet and will not set correctly. For the best quiche, use 3 eggs to 1 1/2 cup of milk.

This quiche can be modified and you can add in bacon, green onions, mushrooms, spinach which would add a bit of moisture, and onions which would also add moisture. The added moisture will make the quiche slightly wet, so cut out a slight bit of milk.

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Why Gluten Free?

I prefer to eat gluten free because I do not like feeling full and bloated afterwords. Eating gluten free personally helps me with joint pain that I get in my hips, knee and ankles. I try to incorporate gluten free meals for breakfast and lunch, then often eat gluten with dinner as I feed a family of 7.

To read more reasons about why you should eat gluten free more often, click here!

Quick Instructions

  1. Pre-bake the pre-made pie crusts.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Pour ingredients into the pie crust.
  4. Bake!

Ingredients

Pie Crust – The pie crust provides a slight crunch to the outside of the quiche.

Milk and Eggs – Milk and eggs are the two more important ingredients when it comes to a quiche. The milk and eggs are the base of a quiche, and any additional ingredients are the back up dancers.

Crust!

I am currently still learning how to make gluten free pastries. They always come out crumbly, dry, and anything but perfect. I choose to go with a pre-made gluten free frozen pie crust to make things easier for myself. Feel free to make your own gluten free crust!

Crust less!

If you are wanting no crust on your quiche, this can easily be done! Take a pie pan, grease it with butter or cooking spray, and place the egg and milk mixture in the pan. You got yourself a crust less quiche!

Additional Ingredients

You can add whatever ingredients you would like to your quiche. Personalize it to your own taste! Common add-in’s are…

Meats – Bacon, sausage, ham.

Vegetables – Onions, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes.

Others – Cheese!

Gluten Free Ham and Cheese Breakfast Quiche

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 231 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 9-inch gluten free pie crust
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp gluten free flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Check instructions on pie crusts and pre-bake them according to the packaging and let them cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the diced ham to the bottom of the pre-baked pie crusts.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cheese and flour until the cheese is well coated. Sprinkle the cheese into the pie crusts.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk and pepper. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 45 minutes. The center will be slightly jiggly when it is done. As it is resting it will set and be ready to serve after 10-15 minutes.

Notes

Note, there are two quiches in the photos as I cook for a family of 7 and we eat a lot. 🙂 I doubled the recipe for myself. 

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal
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Leftovers

Quiches should be covered and stored in the fridge, and will be good for 3-4 days.

Other Breakfast Ideas

There are so many other ways you could go for breakfast! Try some Swedish Pancakes or a blueberry oatmeal bake!

Perfect 1 Day Itinerary in Breckenridge, Colorado

Colorado has many places with beautiful scenery and picturesque locations. One of my favorite places to go with family just to relax and hangout is Breckenridge, Colorado! A beautiful mountain town just South of Silverthorne, about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Denver and 45 minutes from Vail.

Breckenridge is a beautiful place and perfect for a family to visit. there are many fun things to do and amazing place to capture possibly some of the best pictures. there are some must do’s when you visit Breckenridge.

1 Day Itinerary – Spring/Summer

Head Downtown!

Downtown Breck is one of the best places to just hangout with family and go shopping. There are shops, places to eat and scenery all around. the buildings are cute and aesthetic. Shops range from popcorn to clothes to even book stores!

Go to the River

The Blue River runs through Breckenridge. It runs through downtown Breck for a beautiful spot to drink a coffee from Clint’s Coffee Shop, or dipping your feet in the fresh mountain water!

Visit Isak Heartstone the Troll!

Isak heartstone is a popular troll in Breckenridge. You have to take a small trail to get to it but its a must see when visiting. This is a 15 foot tall wooden troll made by artist Thomas Bambo.

Go On a Hike!

All throughout Breckenridge there are many trails you can take to get in a little workout. You can google to find certain ones you want to explore! there are ones on more flat land or you can hike up some mountains. There might also be brochures at your hotel with some good hiking trails near by.

In almost all towns they host seasonal activities. Breckenridge being a skiing town, knows what activities to do all year round especially during the off seasons to give people something fun to do and attend.

There are festivals throughout the year in Breck. Summer in Breck is packed full of events and festivals. The season starts off with a food and wine festival in July. There is a summer beer festival, Bacon and Bourbon Hogfest, Labor Day weekend great rubber duck race and more.

1 Day Itinerary – Fall

Fall in Breckenridge brings the perfect temperatures for walking around downtown! Just like in the spring and summer, downtown is packed with activities and events in the fall. Oktoberfest, the Breckenridge Wine Classic, Breckenridge Film Festival and so much more!

1 Day Itinerary – Winter

Believe it or not, winter is still a great time to walk around and experience Breckenridge! Events in the winter include the International Snow Sculpture Championships, and holiday lighting and a race of Santa’s!

Of course the winter brings the thing mountain lovers enjoy most. SNOW! Grab a pair of skis or a snowboard and head over to one of the many lifts on the mountains, head up, and ski! If skiing or snowboarding is not your thing, there are plenty of other options available! Snowshoeing, snow tubing, snowmobiling and more!

If you are looking for a unique experience, about 25-30 minutes outside of Breckenridge in Dillion, Colorado, you can visit the Ice Castles.

Dillion, CO Ice Castles 2020.

There are six locations across North America where ice castles of this magnitude can be seen. Dillion, Colorado is one of those locations. Prices range from $17-$21 for adults and $12-$16 for children.

For more information, specific festival dates and more, visit GoBreck.

Easy Gluten Free Oven Fried Chicken

Crispy, juicy, oven fried chicken is the a delicious meal for the Southern food lovers who want to eat healthier, or want to try something new with their chicken dinners! This easy gluten free oven fried chicken will be a keeper!

I live in a house of 7 people. When everyone eats dinner together I like to make sure it is on the healthier side to make sure everyone eats some sort of a healthy meal everyday. This chicken is an amazing way to eat fried chicken without feeling bloated and full afterwords thanks to the gluten free flour and not frying the chicken in oil, and not have a ridiculous amount of breading on it.

Ingredient Breakdown

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs – I prefer boneless chicken thighs to make life easier on everyone with a family of 7. Bone in would not hurt! Skin on would not hurt either! It can be a bit tricky to get a nice crisp on the skin, and I prefer the easy and fast route to cooking.
  • Buttermilk – Buttermilk serves as the base for the marinade. The buttermilk sticks to chicken easier than milk helping the seasonings soak in
    • If you do not have buttermilk at home, you can easily make your own with milk and lemon juice or vinegar. Take the same amount of milk needed and add about 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. This will make a sour milk similar to buttermilk.
  • Hot Sauce – I personally use Frank’s RedHot Original hot sauce, but any type of hot sauce will work.
  • Gluten Free Flour – There are many different gluten free flours on the market. You can use a gluten free flour mix, or almond flour, oat flour, brown rice flour, and more.
  • Seasonings – Feel free to use whatever seasonings you like in this mix! My go to for any meat is always Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
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What is the Best Gluten Free Flour to Use?

There are many gluten free flours on the market that are out there for you to try. Some brands you could try using are Bob Red Mill, King Arthur, Pillsbury, Krusteaz and my personal favorite that I have tried so far, Cup4Cup.

Why Use Gluten Free Flour?

I use gluten free flour because it does not make you feel full and bloated after eating. There are multiple reasons why I personally eat gluten free more often than not for health purposes.

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Can You Add Cornstarch?

Cornstarch can be added to help create a crispier breading on the chicken. Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to your flour and seasoning when you are ready to coat the chicken.

Easy Instructions to Make Fried Chicken

  • Combine chicken with milk, hot sauce, and seasoning in a sealable plastic bag. Let rest in the fridge for 2 hours to marinate and soak up the delicious flavors.
  • Take chicken out of the bag, dunk in gluten free flour, and place on a wire rack that is placed inside of a baking sheet with sides.
  • Bake chicken for 30 minutes at 450 degrees F flipping halfway through.
  • Remove from oven and enjoy!

Gluten Free Oven Fried Chicken

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Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (regular milk works fine as well)
  • 4 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a reclosable plastic bag, add chicken thighs, buttermilk, Louisiana hot sauce, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper.
  • Seal the bag and massage thoroughly until the ingredients are well mixed and the chicken is coated. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  • After 2-3 hours have passed, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Take a baking pan with sides and place a wire cooling rack in it.
  • Pour roughly 1-2 cups of gluten free flour into a bowl or plate. I add salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder to give the coating some flavor as well. One at a time, take the chicken out of the plastic bag and coat both sides with flour.
  • Place the floured chicken on the wire cooling rack and bake for 15-20 minutes, then take a pair of tongs and flip over to ensure the baking is even. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve, and enjoy!
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How Long is Leftover Chicken Good for?

Leftover chicken can be refrigerated for roughly 2-3 days before I would start questioning the chicken. I prefer to toss old food after a few days or not even worry about saving it because I know I will not eat leftovers.

How to Reheat Your Fried Chicken

Reheating chicken can be tricky and can sometimes make the chicken taste funny. When I reheat chicken, I almost always put it in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place your chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. This will heat the chicken slow and low to ensure a natural chicken flavor, and will crisp the skin to give you a nice crunch. Using a microwave will often give chicken a slightly off taste, and will make the skin soft.

What to Eat Alongside Fried Chicken

You can eat whatever you’d like with your fried chicken! Grill up some corn on the cob! Make some cheesy potatoes. My new favorite is jalapeno cheddar cornbread! Who doesn’t love some cornbread, butter and fried chicken!

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

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Homemade Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Easy homemade jalapeno cheddar cornbread is a perfect side dish! This crispy, crumbly, cheesy and spicy cornbread will have you drooling!

Ingredients needed for cornbread generally include cornmeal, flour, buttermilk and eggs. Swap the flour for gluten free flour, and add in a few extra ingredients and you have yourself a delicious gluten free cornbread!

Ingredients for Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread – Lauren H.

Ingredient Breakdown

  • Cornmeal is the base for the delicious cornbread. I personally use Aunt Jemima yellow corn meal.
  • Gluten free flour is the second main ingredient for cornbread.
  • Buttermilk helps add a different flavor than regular milk would. This is not to say that you cannot use regular milk if you are in a pinch.

If you would prefer to use buttermilk but do not have any, take the same amount of milk needed and add about 2 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice. This will make a sour milk similar to buttermilk.

  • Butter! Butter helps give the cornbread moisture, while giving it a delicious buttery flavor.
  • Eggs help keep everything together.
  • Jalapenos are an optional ingredient, but help give the cornbread more flavor and a bit of spice.
  • Cheddar cheese for the cheese lovers out there because cheese makes everything better.
  • Some may like to add corn to the cornbread to add a different texture to the cornbread.

Quick and Easy Cornbread Steps

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix your dry ingredients in one bowl.
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients.
  • Bake!

Why Use a Cast Iron Skillet for Cornbread?

Making jalapeno cheddar cornbread in a cast iron skillet gives the outside a buttery crust! Before adding the cornbread batter to the skillet, heat up the skillet in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Just before you pour in the cornbread batter, spread butter all over the skillet. Once the cornbread is poured in, you will hear a beautiful sizzle that will start the process of the buttery crispy crust!

Homemade Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern

Equipment

  • 12 inch cast iron skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 F degrees.
  • Take your 12 inch cast iron skillet and spray it with cooking spray, and coat lightly with cornmeal to prevent the cornbread from sticking.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt) and mix until combined.
  • Add in grated cheese and diced jalapenos. Mix until there is an even coat on the cheese and jalapenos.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, honey and butter.
  • Mix the liquid mixture with the dry mixture. Mix until combined. Pour into the cast iron skillet. Top with extra jalapenos and cheese if desired.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick can be stuck in the center and come out clean.
  • Top with butter, serve and enjoy!
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Eat your cornbread with some extra butter or honey on top for the perfect side dish! Store leftover cornbread in an airtight container and store it at room temperature. Eat within 2-3 days after making it.

What to Eat With Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread?

I personally love to eat cornbread with fried chicken! Try this easy gluten free oven fried chicken with this cornbread!

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